Important Dates for Applicants:

Jan 1 Applications Available

Jan 16 Application Deadline

Jan 19  Auditions in Santa Maria

Jan 21, 22 Auditions in Santa Barbara

Jan 22 Finalists Announced

Mandatory dates for Finalists:

Jan 25 Finalists’ Orientation Meeting

Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 20 Finalists’ Music/Dance Rehearsal

Feb 11 Finalists’ Mentor Day

Feb 24 Finalists’ Rehearsal

Feb 25 Finalists’ Tech Rehearsal & Finale


  • Contestants must be a 7th – 12th grade student, attending a Junior High or High School within Santa Barbara County.
  • Contestants may not be represented by management, an agent, or under contract with a label.


  • Contestants must apply online no later than 1/16/17 in order to be considered.  www.TeenStarUSA.com
  • Contestants’ parents must sign online Agreements (agreement link will be emailed).
  • The first 100 applicants will be offered audition time slots.  First come, first served, with completed application & agreements.
  • Contestants will be contacted on or before 1/18/17 to schedule an audition time slot.


  • Contestants must arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled audition time for check-in.
  • The audition consists of a brief interview and a 16-32 bars allowance to perform an a cappella song solo in front of a panel of judges.  Please come prepared with two contrasting songs.
  • Contestants must be accompanied to the audition by a parent or guardian.
  • Contestants must bring two (2) 5x7 color head shots to their audition.  No head shot = no audition. Head shot photos will become the property of Teen Star and will not be returned to the contestant.

Finalists will be announced – on Facebook.com/TeenStarUSA and on Instagram @teenstarusa. Starting at 8:00pm on 1/22/17, we will begin posting the Top 10 Finalists.  Make sure you “Like” us on Facebook and follow @teenstarusa on Instagram to see all the latest information and the Teen Star Finalists.

Finalist Requirements

  • Submit a 150-250 word bio or submit a one-page essay on you, your interests, hobbies, and ambitions.  Email to Laura@TeenStarUSA.com by 1/25/17.
  • Please review the Teen Star timeline (above) so you can be sure to attend all rehearsals, the orientation, your mentor session, and the finale.
  • There will be a small fee for the group costume.
  • Finalists must prepare two 2 ½ minute solos.

Questions Regarding Teen Star Santa Barbara?
Call: 800-380-9110 Ext: 200 or email Laura@TeenStarUSA.com

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